Sidewalk Disorder

Sidewalk Disorder

This article was originally published on July 11, 2013 on my North of Prospect website. Since that time a Poudre student was struck by a car when a motorist fell asleep at the wheel. The student was walking on the shoulder of Laporte Avenue on his way to Poudre High...
Danger, Will Robinson!

Danger, Will Robinson!

In the mid-to-late 1960s there was a show called Lost in Space that always ended with a cliffhanger. More often than not, that cliffhanger was emphasized by a protective robot shouting out “Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!” and ineffectually flailing his...
Avoid the Door Zone

Avoid the Door Zone

You’re pedaling down the street and notice that someone has parked in the bike lane ahead of you. What do you do? Signal that you’re going to get left, when it’s clear then change lanes, and DON’T hug the right side of the lane next to the car....
Take the Lane Like a Boss

Take the Lane Like a Boss

To “take the lane” means riding right smack in the middle of a travel lane in a single file line with cars. It can seem pretty scary, but there are times when it is THE safest place to be on the road. Once you understand why it can be safer, and how to do it, you can...